The Agony of Irrelevance

art of encore living personal development Mar 21, 2022

Human beings are sense-making machines. Our unique capacity for consciousness is the catalyst for this, and our social nature means that it is most often done in community.

When we find ourselves or our situation feeling irrelevant, this can cause a profound feeling of existential angst, individually and collectively.

But are any of us ever truly devoid of significance? Can't we forge relevance in any circumstance?

That is up to the individual, of course.

When anxiety, overwhelm, or angst come to visit, there is an opportunity to insert a pause, zoom out, and step into your power to choose your story, and thereby choose your future.

Renowned psychologist Viktor Frankl found meaning in the horror of Nazi concentration camps. More recently, Pakistani girls' education advocate Malala Yousafzai did the same even after being shot.

How might you reclaim authority over your narrative about yourself and your situation to make it mean something and inspire us to do the same?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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